:: FESTIVALS ::

A whole year for men is said to be a single day for the Gods. Just as six poojas are performed in a day at the sanctum sanctorum, six anointing ceremonies are performed for the principal deity - Lord Nataraja in a year. They are the Marghazhi Thiruvaadhirai (in December - January ) indicating the first pooja , the fourteenth day after the new moon ( chaturdasi) of the month of Masi ( February - March) indicating the second pooja, the Chittirai Thiruvonam ( in April- May), indicating the third pooja or uchi kaalam , the Uthiram of Aani (June- July) also called the Aani Thirumanjanam indicating the evening or the fourth pooja , the chaturdasi of Aavani (August-September) indicating the fifth pooja and the chaturdasi of the month of Puratasi ( October - November) indicating the sixth pooja or Arthajama.

Of these the Marghazhi Thiruvaadhirai ( in December-January) and the Aani Thirumanjanam ( in June-July ) are the most important. These are conducted as the key festivals with the main deity being brought outside the sanctum sanctorum in a procession that included a temple car procession followed by a long anointing ceremony. Several hundreds of thousands of people flock the temple to see the anointing ceremony and the ritualistic dance of the Lord when He is taken back to the sanctum sanctorum. There are references in Umapathy Sivam's 'Kunchithaangristhavam' that the Maasi festival also had the Lord being carried out in procession, however this is not in vogue these days.

MAHAA KUMBHAABHISHEKAM
TO SRI SIVAKAAMA SUNDHARI SAMETHA SRI NATARAJARAJA MOORTHI - on 01.05.2015 FRIDAY between 7.00.a.m. and 8.30.a.m.
Kumbhabhisheka yaaga poojas start from 25.04.2015
02.05.2015 saturday MahaaRathothsavam for Mahaakumbhabhishekam
03.05.2015 sunday Dharsan Festival for Mahaakumbhabhishekam

THE SIX MAHAABHISHEKAS OF SRI NATARAJARAJA
10.05.2015, Sunday CHITHIRAI ONAM 6.30p.m.to 10.30p.m.
24.06.2015, Wednesday AANITHIRUMANJANAM 3.30a.m.to 6.00a.m
28.08.2015, Friday AAVANI CHATHURDHASI 6.30p.m.to 10.30p.m
26.09.2015, Saturday PURATTASI CHATHURDHASI 6.30p.m.to 10.30p.m
26.12.2015, Saturday AARDHRAA ABHISHEKAM 3.30a.m.to 6.00a.m
21.02.2016, Sunday MAASICHATHURDHASI 6.30p.m.to 10.00.p.m.

AANI THIRUMANJANA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
15.06.2015, Monday DWAJAAROHANAM
16. 06.2015, Tuesday GOLDEN SOORYAPRABHA
17. 06.2015, Wednesday SILVER CHANDRAPARABHA
18. 06.2015, Thursday SILVER BHOOTHA VAAHANAM
19.06. 2015, Friday SILVER RISHABHAVAAHANAM (THERUVADAICHAAN)
20. 06. 2015, Saturday SILVER GAJA VAAHANAM
21. 06. 2015, Sunday GOLDEN KAILAASA VAAHANAM
22. 06. 2015, Monday BHIKSHADANAR ON GOLDEN CAR
23. 06. 2015, Tuesday MAHAA RATHOTHSAVAM OF SRI NATARAJARAJAR
24.06.2015 , Wednesday AANITHIRUMANJANAMAHAABHISHEKAM, 3.30a.m. AANI DHARSANAM after12.00noon

AARDHRAA DHARSANA FESTIVAL SCHEDULE
17.12.2015, Thursday DWAJAAROHANAM
18.12.2015, Friday GOLDEN SOORYAPRABHA
19.12.2015, Saturday SILVER CHANDRAPARABHA
20.12.2015, Sunday BHOOTHA VAAHANAM
21.12.2015, Monday SILVER RISHABHAVAAHANAM(THERUVADAICHAAN)
22.12.2015, Tuesday SILVER GAJA VAAHANAM
23.12.2015, Wednesday GOLDEN KAILAASA VAAHANAM
24.12.2015, Thursday BHIKSHADANAR ON GOLDEN CAR
25.12.2015, Friday MAHAA RATHOTHSAVAM OF SRINATARAJARAJAR
26.12.2015, Saturday AARUDHRA MAHAABHISHEKAM 3.30a.m., AARUDHRAA DHARSANAM 2.00.p.m.

OTHER FESTIVALS
23.05.2015, Saturday 63 NAAYANMAAR UTHSAVAM
26.10.2015, Monday SRIMOOLANAATHAR MAHAAANNAABHISHEKAM
28.10.2015, Wednesday Sri SIVAKAMASUNDHARI UTHSAVAARAMBAM
05.11.2015, Thursday AMMAN RATHOTHSAVAM
06.11.2015, Friday POORACHALANKAI PATTU VAANGAL
07.11.2015, Saturday MAALAI MAATRAL, KANOONJAL, THIRUKALYANAM
17.1.2015, Tuesday SOORA SAMHAARAM
18.11.2015, Wednesday DEVASENA SUBRAHMANYAR KALYANAM
24.01.2016, Sunday THAI POOSAM - PANCHAMOORTHY VEETHI PURAPPADU, THEERTHAVARI IN SIVAGANGAI,
07.03.2016, Monday MAHAASIVARAATHRI

 


 

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